United Counties League
DEEPING Rangers have scored 12 goals in their last two games but boss Tuncay Korkmaz has warned fans not to expect seven goals again tomorrow.
Rangers face Long Buckby, one of the toughest sides in the United Counties League, in the knockout cup and will be seeking revenge after two narrow defeats in the league this season.
Buckby, who have still not been beaten in the league this season, beat Rangers 2-1 at home and then stole a 3-2 victory with late goals at Outgang Road last month and the Deeping boss said: “It will be a tough test. We had chances to win both games in the league, maybe this third game will be when we get even.”
Deeping have enjoyed a series of good cup runs this season and beat Peterborough Northern Star 5-1 in the Hinchingbrooke Cup last week.
“We played a reduced PNS side but you can only play the team against you. Equally, against Irchester we should have won but tomorrow will be different,” said Korkmaz, who is aiming for semi-final places in both competitions.
“I believe we have put a decent side together. It’s a great achievement what we have done in the Vase and FA Cup but we can really progress in both these cups.
“I would be disappointed not to reach the semi-finals. Then it is a question of who is best on the day.”
Saturday’s 7-1 win at Irchester was Deeping’s biggest win of the season.
Matt Evans opened the scoring in the first minute and David Burton-Jones doubled Rangers’ advantage just three minutes later.
Danny Rogers replied for Irchester after 14 minutes but when Josh Moreman scored in the 33rd and 39th minutes, the writing was on the wall for Irchester, who were reduced to ten men by Ryan Neville’s dismissal on the hour. Adam Weston converted the resulting spot kick for Rangers.
Mark Jones joined the spree after 81 minutes with Moreman completing his hat-trick three minutes from the end.
Deeping: James Doughty, Matt Evans, Nick Jackson, Chris Logan (Kev Gilbert), Steve Julian, Adam Weston, Kevin Brader, David Burton-Jones (George Cox), Mark Jones, Matt Heron, Josh Moreman.